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Ithaca College Fourth Annual Israel Film Festival Opening Night!

My Hero Brother

Following a 7:30pm reception, and 8:30pm screening Park Hall Auditorium Film: “My Hero Brother," join us for a Q&A discussion with director Yonatan Nir.
A group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the India Himalayas, accompanied by their 'normal' brothers and sisters. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to surface, while a heart-warming and special closeness develops among the siblings as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges. Through the eye of the camera, we catch a glimpse into the internal world of those with Down syndrome, and are led on our own journey of discovery and admiration, as their inspiring natural qualities begin to emerge; wholesomeness, direct and honest emotional expression, and the capacity to feel and communicate unconditional love. The difficult trials and poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of special needs people and their families.

The fourth annual Israel Film Festival (IFF) at Ithaca College will be held on March 25, 29 and 30 and will feature three documentaries illustrating stories from life in Israel and beyond. For the first time, IFF has partnered with local theater Cinemapolis to present the third and final film of the series, “Mr. Gaga,” which will be screened there on the festival’s closing night, Thursday Mar. 30.

Time and Place
March 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ithaca College Park School Auditorium
Reception at 7:30pm, Screening begins at 8:30pm